The Lure of the Locale

As many home buyers and builders have experienced, landing the perfect property can take time. Yet the process always proves to be worthwhile in the end. The scenario was no different for Curtis and Staci Hayworth, who spent two years meticulously searching throughout west Omaha before finding the perfect setting to build their dream home.

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Perched on three acres of land in Elkhorn, this magnificent retreat delivers the elements of nature and seclusion, while also offering close proximity to the city with easy access to Village Pointe and other shopping and entertainment options. As avid nature lovers, the Hayworths were thrilled to secure a spot that would also allow them and their four children to experience wildlife from the comfort of their own backyard. In fact, one of the family’s fondest memories in the home is entertaining on the outdoor patio space while immersed in nature.

“We knew this kind of situation was rare to find in Omaha,” Curtis said. “This area is a hot spot for growth, as new developments continue to emerge. Yet, this private property will never have close neighbors, it’s in the lowest tax levy in Douglas County, and it’s not part of any neighborhood or homeowner’s association, which offers the freedom to build what you want on the land. It’s an incredible opportunity to stumble upon.”

When it came time to build in 2017, Hayworth said no expense was spared, as they aimed to create a home that would last a lifetime. From the reinforced rebar on the roundabout driveway to the oversized five-car garage, to the pristine landscaping, the exterior was thoughtfully crafted.

Equally as important, the interior of the home was designed with complete functionality in mind. In total, the home covers more than 5,000 sq. ft. and includes five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The open living space was inspired by large family gatherings and nights that would be spent entertaining. Additionally, the tall ceilings paired with lofty windows were meant to bring a piece of the picturesque wooded area inside the home.

For the Hayworths, cooking has always been a treasured pastime, so a gourmet kitchen was a must. The colors, textures, and light fixtures perfectly contrast as the space welcomes the bustle of meal preparation and family time.  In addition to the living area, kitchen, and a spacious office, the main floor also houses the master suite, which boasts an intimate fireplace and a custom closet equipped with a washer and dryer.

Overlooking the main floor, the second level offers a large entertainment space and two bedrooms that feature a Jack and Jill bathroom. Likewise, the lowest level is also home to two additional bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bathroom. A first-class bar, climate controlled wine room, and billiards area fill out the rest of the space.

For Curtis, who works in the technology industry, it was important to prepare the home for future innovations. “From a technology standpoint, this home is state of the art,” he said. “We used conduit behind every TV so that if something changes down the road, the walls will never have to be removed. The home features Control4 Automation, and each major entertainment room also has surround sound.” Additionally, the entire house is wrapped in a security system for added comfort.

As the Hayworths set out on a new adventure in South Dakota, they hope the property will serve the next family well. “This estate is so unique, and a spot like this no longer really exists in this area,” Curtis said. “As we constructed this house and its landscape, we aimed to be intentionally thoughtful in our choices so that the next family could really make this their home.”

This alluring property was listed in May 2020. For additional information or to schedule a private showing, contact Teresa Elliott with NextHome Signature Real Estate at (402) 445-4899.

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